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Motorcycle gunman kills five in Israel's third deadly attack in a week

After opening fire in a central Israeli city, a gunman riding a motorcycle killed at least five people.

Two locations were used for Tuesday’s shootings in Bnei Brak (an ultra-Orthodox community located east of Tel Aviv)

The Magen David Adom ambulance services confirmed the death toll.

It was the third attack on a mosque in the last week.


Israeli media reported that the attacker was a Palestinian man from the West Bank who was shot by police. According to Israeli media, he was armed with an assault rifle.

Zaki Heller, an ambulance spokesperson, stated that “the terrorist was eliminated.”

Image Israeli media claimed that the attacker was a Palestinian living in the West Bank

Israel faces ‘waves of murderous terror’

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Concerns have been raised about the possibility of more violence after the attacks on Arab citizens of Israel were inspired by an Islamic State extremist group.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet tweeted that Israel was facing “a wave of murderous Arab terrorist” and called for an emergency meeting of high-ranking security officials.

Two young officers were killed by gunmen in a shooting rampage in Hadera on Sunday.

Last week, four people were killed by a single attacker in a car-ramming attack and stabbing attack in Beersheba.

Image People gather on the spot of the attack

Home raided by security service

On Tuesday, at least 12 Arab citizens were raided by the Israeli security forces.

Two individuals were arrested on suspicion of having ties to the Islamic State.

Bennett stated that the recent Israeli assaults were a new situation and required increased security measures hours before the raid.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both previous attacks.

Ramadan will begin on Saturday.

Last year, clashes among Israeli police and Muslim protestors during the holy month escalated into an 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas (the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza).

Hamas described the shooting as “heroic”

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss described it as “horrifying, senseless violence”, and French President Emmanuel Macron stated that Israel can count on France’s support and his total commitment to fighting this scourge.


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